Natchitoches man arrested in Joshua Humphries homicide case, another sought

James E. Morrow Jr. and Kendrick Cox
James E. Morrow Jr. and Kendrick Cox(Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Feb. 4, 2022 at 11:13 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 7, 2022 at 3:39 PM CST
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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB) - A Natchitoches man has been arrested and another is currently wanted in connection with the homicide of Joshua Lee Humphries of Trout, La.

Humphries was reported missing by his family to the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office on January 13, 2022. His abandoned vehicle was found in Natchitoches by police prior to him being reported as missing. His body has eventually found in an oxidation pond near the Payne subdivision in Natchitoches on February 2, 2022.

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KENDRICK COX - WANTED:

Kendrick Cox
Kendrick Cox(Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)

NPSO is currently searching for Kendrick Cox, 30, for first-degree murder and unlawful disposal of remains in relation to this case.

NPSO said he is believed to be armed and dangerous. If you see him, do not approach him. Call 911, your local law enforcement agency or Crime Stoppers of Natchitoches at 318-238-2388.

On Monday, January 7, NPSO released two additional images of Cox - booking photos from a prior arrest in 2021:

Kendrick Cox
Kendrick Cox(NPSO)
Kendrick Cox
Kendrick Cox(NPSO)

James E. Morrow Jr. - ARRESTED:

James E. Morrow Jr.
James E. Morrow Jr.(Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)

The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office said James E. Morrow Jr., 30, who was previously arrested on February 2, 2022, on one count of unlawful disposal of remains, was arrested again on February 4, 2022, and charged with one count of first-degree murder in relation to this case. He remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center without bond.

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